Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back in the land of the living

Thank you for your comments & e-mails during my blogging break. First of all, I would just like to say thank you for the prayers that went up for my dad. He is recovering well and to hear him tell it, he's ready to jump in his truck and take off to build a house.

Yeah. Okay, dad. We'll get right on that!

Now, for the bad news. :( I have to say it sometime, so I might as well just tell ya'll now. Michael and I have been separated for two weeks today. We begin marriage counseling this coming Friday. There are a LOT of reasons why we are separated, so I hope that this counseling will help us grow and tend to the problems before they become even bigger. If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it. And please keep us in your prayers.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blogging Break

I have some major things going on in my life right now -- taking care of my dad post open heart surgery leaves little time for the Internet, and I also have some personal stuff going on as I'm taking a little blogging break. I have lots of stuff I want to say, and I still read others blogs, but I can't commit to making any worthy posts right now. Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers, and I'll be back before you know it!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I can't believe I'm typing this

I didn't think this would affect me the way it has.
We found out on Thursday that the lower half of my father's heart is 100% blocked. They will be going in next week for a quadruple bypass. He is a severe diabetic and has a myriad of other health problems, so this is a serious, serious surgery.
My dad and I have not always gotten along. Both of us have made poor choices in our relationship and we've never worked through them; instead, we just swept them under the rug until they were just too big to approach. But when I heard this news, it hit me like a sack of rocks.
I went to see my dad yesterday. It was the first time in over a year that I had seen him. He played with Sara and held June. It was good. We didn't talk about anything, but I didn't want to. I didn't think he needed any undue stress.
I am asking for your prayers this coming up week. My dad is single, but he has four girls and we are all giving 100% to be with him. He cannot be alone at any point. He can't work, and he was a know what that means. Poor insurance (but thank God he has it!), no FMLA, no vacation time, no sick time. No paycheck for 2+ months.
Maybe this is happening to wake us up and make us fix our relationship.
Sometimes you have to be broken before you can be fixed.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday -- Week 1


Week 1 was a FAIL. I GAINED .1 ounce! Honestly, I can't say I'm surprised. Even though I ate healthy, my week still included brownies, wine, Coke, burgers, and cookies. :/ Oh -- and did I mention it did NOT include exercise?

I found my 30 Day Shred DVD and I popped that bad boy 30 minutes ago and gave it my ALL. I plan on doing the DVD every day for 30 days and my yoga/pilates DVD 3 times per week. That's my goal -- now I just need to force myself to stick with it!

I'm going to take comparison pics next week. I'll probably post them. I'm kinda scared to.